Repository: APSA Preprints

Full Name: APSA Preprints
Short Name (or Acronym): APSA
Description: Early research outputs in political science and related disciplines
Accepted Content Types: Unpublished content—including working/conference papers, presentations, and posters, Preprints
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Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: Political Science
Keywords: APSA
Launch Date: Aug-19
Platform: Cambridge Open Engage
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 349
Repository Type: Disciplinary
Service Pricing: Free to user, business relationships with partners for hosting services.
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 7/7/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: Non Profit
Funding: Internal funding
Countries: <a href="">United Kingdom</a>, <a href="">United States</a>
Owner Full Name: Owned by American Political Science Association, hosted by Cambridge University Press technology.
Owner Short Name:
Owner URL: and
Ownership Type: Professional association and Academic institution
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : includes researchers.
User Committees:
Access to Content: Anyone may access full items free of charge
Access to Metadata: Free access
Account Creation: Only needed for submission
Backups: Yes
Functional Description: Yes via Guidelines help
Interoperability: We are about to launch a public API but we don't have one on APSA Preprints yet.
Metadata Formats: No
Metadata Languages: English
Metadata Properties: Title, Author(s), Abstract, Version, Licence, Identifier, Author’s competing interest statement, Ethics
Method for Reuse of Metadata: Reuse according to author's selected license
Open Source: No
Permission for Re-use of Metadata:
Persistence of Content: See above
Preservation Policy: We plan to work with a preservation service to ensure that all content is preserved in perpetuity in the event that the platform closes.
Function Service Details
Commenting/Annotation Local function Yes : Commenting (including annotation plug-ins). Free, requires registration
Indexing/Search Local function Yes : Google Scholar
Indexing/Search Google Scholar
Metrics Local function No Cited By metrics yet, though this is planned.
Metrics Altmetric
Plagiarism Detection Local function iThenticate used for moderation
Plagiarism Detection ithenticate
Text Mining Local function Yes, this is permitted. Information in our Terms of Use.
Academic Applicant Only?: Yes
Accepted Content Formats: PDF and PowerPoint
Accepted Content Languages: English
Accepted Content Level: Research only
Accepted Supplementary Content: Any file type can be uploaded as supplementary material including audio/video files, Excel/CSV, Word, or any other type. Yes, you can upload data, code, appendices, and other supporting materials to supplement your main content. Any file type is permitted but the maximum file size will be 500MB.
Associated Editor: No
Associated Journal: APSA journals published by CUP
Availability of Associated Content: Links to third-party sites containing supplementary materials (for example, data sets posted on third-party sites such as the Harvard Dataverse) can also be provided. These files and links will appear in a "Supplementary Materials" area on the content landing page
Journal Submission: Direct submission to APSA journals published by CUP
Licensing: Authors are provided with a choice of licenses : All Rights Reserved, CC BY NC ND 4.0, CC BY NC SA 4.0, CC BY 4.0
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Email administrator. It is also possible for any user to 'Report' user comments
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: Email administrator
Moderation: Does not infringe the intellectual property right of any person(s) or entity(ies). Does not contain any libelous or otherwise unlawful statements. Does not contain inappropriate, confidential, or harmful statements or materials. Falls broadly in the scope of political science.
Peer Review Status Indication: Yes
Persistent Identifier: DOI
Remaining Indrawn Item: The content remains accessible
Text Embargo: No, only if the publisher imposes an embargo period
Time from Submission to Posting: 3 to 5 business days
Versioning Policy: Accepts new version. All version are archieved and visible for readers.
Who can Deposit?: Registrants must have an APSA Member ID, but this is also free.
Withdrawal Authorisation: No one
Withdrawal Policy: Yes, this can be found on our Policies page. You can request that your content be marked as "retracted" if you no longer stand by your findings or your content contains fundamental errors.